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Walmart Teams Up with Customers to Give Away $5M in Local Communities

NonProfit PRO

Walmart announced the launch of a new giving campaign as part of its Spark Good initiative, supporting local organizations across the country with up to $5 million going to nonprofits this holiday season.

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Authentique Agency Launches ‘Project 1800,’ to Help Local NonProfits with Marketing Services

NonProfit PRO

Authentique Agency announced the launch of its newest initiative, "Project 1800," an inaugural program developed to support the community by offering 1,800 pro bono hours annually to deserving U.S. nonprofits.

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How to Get Sponsorship from Local Businesses 

The Sponsorship Collective

You’re striving to increase your audience with a sponsored event, and you figure you’d look locally for a sponsor. Here’s how to get sponsorship from local businesses: Know your goals Find businesses in your area […]. Your company has always been entrenched in the community.

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Curtis Memorial Library: A Tradition of Local Support

DipJar

Curtis was Joyce’s local library when she moved to Maine, and she has been in her position for the past ten years. . The land and funding came from William Curtis, the son of a local ship captain, who turned down money from Carnegie to build his community’s library himself.

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Taking Local Currency Digital: A New Experiment Emerges

Non Profit Quarterly

a local currency issuer. Then as now, the idea behind BerkShares was to galvanize residents in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, and surrounding areas to purchase more goods and services locally. A local currency seeks to encourage recirculation and reinvestment within the community.

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

Want to skip Starbucks in favor of something more local? These local hotspots offer unique flavors and experiences you won't find anywhere else. We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Who Are The Best Endowment Campaign Prospects For A Local Historic Charity?

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on where to seek endowment funding for their local historic charity. . If you have a local community foundation , begin there. Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D.,

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Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

EveryAction

Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights. That’s why we expanded EveryAction’s industry-leading advocacy tools to include Local Advocacy. Here's a glimpse at how it works: Setting up a Local Advocacy form is simple and quick. Change doesn’t just happen in Washington, DC.

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Game Localization: The Perfect Guide of 2021

Find the free stuff

Localization or translation of some digital content may sound frightening to those who have not tried it before and only plan on doing so. The post Game Localization: The Perfect Guide of 2021 appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

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Restoring Earth for 2021: Locally & Globally

Charity Navigator

Earth and our efforts to conserve it are far too important to be observed on just one day. We consider all of April, Earth Month, a time to renew our focus on preserving, caring for, and honoring our planet. Earth Day’s importance has become more critical beyond one day.

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Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local. The site offers forums, a directory of 320 local nonprofits and a blog directory of 180 active local bloggers! You can also connect with Oakland Local on twitter and facebook. Getting Local.

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How COVID-19 Changed the Nonprofit and Local Government Funding and Reporting Landscape

sgEngage

If you’re a nonprofit or local government agency or work alongside them, there is a good chance you have seen an uptick in funding possibilities within your field. The post How COVID-19 Changed the Nonprofit and Local Government Funding and Reporting Landscape first appeared on npENGAGE.

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Bright Idea: Partner with Local Businesses for Fundraising Initiatives

Qgiv

What you can do: Find local businesses to partner with for a fundraising campaign. The post Bright Idea: Partner with Local Businesses for Fundraising Initiatives appeared first on Qgiv Blog.

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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait. Check out the local art that is featured regularly. Want to eat like a DC local?

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What Local SEO Services Include?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Something that is important for local businesses is the optimization of location inconsistencies. This can affect your credibility so ask them to check localized targeting. It takes time and practice to be able to rank on the first page of Google. Search engines are looking at more details than before meaning that you need to invest more time and effort besides making great content. That’s why you can find an SEO company online and let them do the job for you.

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What Local SEO Services Include?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Something that is important for local businesses is the optimization of location inconsistencies. This can affect your credibility so ask them to check localized targeting. It takes time and practice to be able to rank on the first page of Google. Search engines are looking at more details than before meaning that you need to invest more time and effort besides making great content. That’s why you can find an SEO company online and let them do the job for you.

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How to Use Local Business Partnerships to Grow Your Donor Base Affordably

Network for Good

How to Use Local Business Partnerships to Grow Your Donor Base. There are several ways you can tap individual gifts, but one of the most effective ways is using local business partnerships. A strong partnership with a local business has three essential characteristics. .

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Four Food Charities Fighting Hunger Locally During a Pandemic

TechSoup

We spoke to four food security organizations in Colombia, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States to better understand the challenges facing organizations working in food security and the ways the pandemic has shifted operations for them. Operations Tech Planning

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Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

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Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located right outside of the Convention Center, this local joint is the perfect way to start your day.

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Twestival is Back and Local

Amy Sample Ward

The Twestival is back this September, this time focusing on local groups instead of a global campaign! Now is the time to help choose the local organizations that will benefit from the twitter-powered organizing and convening. Check out Twestival Local. Vote for your local organization: Some cities have already chosen the organization and others need local people to vote, so use the map on the Twestival site to find your city’s Twestival page to learn more!

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Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

EveryAction

That's why, with help from the awesome folks at Local First Arizona , I've put together an eating, drinking, shopping, and local attractions guide to supporting local and progressive businesses in Phoenix! In case you haven't heard, the progressive community is gathering next week in Phoenix for one of the most anticipated events of the year: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference !

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New on SSIR: Global Tools for Going Local

Amy Sample Ward

—– I truly believe that in all communications, information sharing, marketing and even community building there is a natural balancing between more-and-more-global and more-and-more-local. Social media may connect people around the world but it can also connect them locally. Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

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How two local hospices doubled their peer-to-peer event goal using CharityVillage Crowdfunding

Charity Village

The post How two local hospices doubled their peer-to-peer event goal using CharityVillage Crowdfunding appeared first on CharityVillage. In 2020, Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice were forced to quickly transition their annual Hike for Hospice fundraising event to a virtual format.

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Benetech Statistician Megan Price talks to local ASA chapter

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Megan Price I recently had the opportunity to present several of HRP’s projects to the local San Francisco chapter of the American Statistical Association (SFASA). In general the local chapter members were very excited about, and more than a little envious of, our work and the potential it has to impact human rights research.

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Local, Sustainable, Daverill.

GroundWire

This is Dave when he started at ONE/Northwest (now Groundwire) way back in February 2002. This is Dave now. Do you see what a decade at Groundwire has done to him? Oh sure, the job has changed dramatically; from managing a small group of hardware experts to managing our worldwide empire of consultants, from Seattle to Portland to Goshen, Indiana. (We

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How to Get Your Nonprofit’s Story in the News

Get Fully Funded

Even though there aren’t as many people today reading actual newspapers or watching the 6 o’clock news these days, your local media still reaches a large audience of people in your community who need to know about your nonprofit’s work. Invite all local media, giving them two weeks notice.

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Gov 2.0, Shirky & Local Communities

Amy Sample Ward

David Wilcox and I are getting ready for iterations on Social by Social - the first two being applications of the lessons learned and strategies for using social media shared in Social by Social ( read online or download the PDF for free, or buy your hardcopy ) in local communities and the same for local government.

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

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All Politics is Local

Connection Cafe

“ All politics is local.” What problems could you solve with more support from a local, state or federal government? This quote is often attributed to the late Thomas P. Tip” O’Neill, Jr., Speaker of the U. House of Representatives from 1977 until his retirement in 1987. As individuals, we are engaged in this country’s political process—we vote, we sign petitions, we might even register others to vote.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The post How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not. Here’s how to reach out to socially minded for-profits in your area and form successful partnerships with them.

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Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

These open challenges help activists, nonprofits, journalists, techies, and community members identify, refine, build, and launch technology tools to solve pressing local and regional problems. According to Worman, the first of the ReStart Challenges, ReStart Romania, was launched via a website and offline events held in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations. Worman said that the challenge platforms also promoted local champions who had actually solved a social problem.

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Five Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits That Don’t Work (or Why You Aren’t Raising Enough Money)

Get Fully Funded

The local restaurant wants to host a chicken wing night and donate 20% of all sales to your nonprofit! What should you do if a local business approaches you to do a fundraiser?

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. TechSoup’s Local Impact Map is a great thing because it gives nonprofits like the Luciano Barreto Júnior Institute a way to get some wider attention for their good work. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

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Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Blue Hair Technology Group is featured on TechSoup’s new Local Impact Map. Get Your Story Up On the Local Impact Map. If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

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How to Find Local People on Twitter

Wild Apricot

Here are a few tools to help you find local Twitter users.( It’s great to interact with others around the world in social networks — to learn what other organizations are doing, and to reap fresh ideas for your own nonprofit — but what a many small nonprofit often needs most is to connect with potential volunteers and supporters in your own community. read more ).

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June #4Change Chat: Local Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve had experience organizing communities offline in local communities, and organizing community online – but the kind of organizing that inspires me the most is combining online and offline. Lots of organizations, campaigns, and even individuals are now using social media tools to organize online and offline – bringing local communities together in new and powerful ways. What’s the point in using “global&# tools (social media) for local organizing?

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology. The TechSoup Global Local Impact Map is an interactive online map that lets visitors "travel" to places where technology is being harnessed for positive change. Visit the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map and traverse the globe by clicking on any of the highlighted spots.

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Hopefulness is declining across Canada: having children or strong ties to a local community associated with a more hopeful outlook

Charity Village

The post Hopefulness is declining across Canada: having children or strong ties to a local community associated with a more hopeful outlook appeared first on CharityVillage. According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of Canadians reporting a hopeful outlook on the future is substantially lower compared with 5 to 6 years ago. In 2016, 75% of people in Canada reported feeling hopeful about the future, compared with 64% of the population in 2021/2022.

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How to Get Your Nonprofit into Local Newspapers

Wild Apricot

With all the buzz about social media, it’s easy to forget that offline media attention can be equally valuable, especially for community-based nonprofits who want to get attention to local projects or recruit local members and volunteers. Offline media attention is good. Getting it can be hard, however, in the digital information age. Challenged by online alternative news sources, print newspapers are slimming down, cutting pages to cut their costs.

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